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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Eat A Lot Of Salty Foods While Pregnant

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to eat a lot of peanut shells during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat a lot of peanut shells during pregnancy?

Shells? : Peanut shells are not meant to be eaten regardless of whether or not you are pregnant. Crack the shell and enjoy the delicious nut inside. Then throw the shell away. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to drink green smoothies prior and during the pregnancy? Since many people drink it only to lose fat only?

Is it a bad idea to drink green smoothies prior and during the pregnancy? Since many people drink it only to lose fat only?

Depends: It all depends on what you put in your PURE green smoothy. Normally it is made up of vegetables ( spinach) and fruits such as banana. If these are the only ingredients thats fine. Avoid parsley. Please do not make this your only nutrition. Just drink it as a supplement to your other meals because, you will neet your fats and proteins etc etc. everything in moderation. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat large amounts of chocolate during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat large amounts of chocolate during pregnancy?

Yes and no: Chocolate is safe and a pregnancy staple according to many patients. It does have caffeine and calories, both of which are detrimental in large quantities. How much is too much? There is no data on this. Terence, a roman comic dramatist is known for the quotation, "moderation in all things". This too for pregnancy applies. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Msg: Msg is considered safe to add in food products as per fda, however some people have reactions to msg including fast heartrate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat packaged pudding that is in cups when pregnant? Not sure what's in it.

It's okay: Packaged pudding is safe. Not super healthy, but safe. Pudding has sugar and some dairy products in it. It's a carbohydrate with minimal protein. Added to a healthy diet, it's perfectly fine in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink and eat raw milk products like raw yogurt? I hear it is more beneficial to the gut due to getting good probiotics out of it.

Is it safe to drink and eat raw milk products like raw yogurt? I hear it is more beneficial to the gut due to getting good probiotics out of it.

Unpasteurized? Why?!: Pasteurization is not a gimmick to be avoided, it is life-saving! if you are going to risk drinking/eating unpasteurized dairy products you best know and trust the supplier well. If you're looking to enhance your intake of probiotics, then take a safe commercial probiotic supplement along with drinking safe milk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sugar-free foods while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat sugar-free foods while pregnant?

Safe: Sugar free foods are safe in pregnancy and with breastfeeding. As with many dietary concerns - moderation is key. You should have a well balanced diet through-out your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat candy while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat candy while pregnant?

Yes: In moderation. Preg metabolism is slow and weight easy to gain hard to loose. ...Read more

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I try to eat only 1,300 calories a day to loser weight. Im always hungry because that's not alot. Is it unhealthy or safe to eat this amount? I eat healthier but this amount doesn't seem to hold me.

I try to eat only 1,300 calories a day to loser weight. Im always hungry because that's not alot. Is it unhealthy or safe to eat this amount? I eat healthier but this amount doesn't seem to hold me.

Weight management: Please see your doctor and ask him/her about a low carb higher protein food plan. If you are healthy enough for that you will be able to eat more good fat, thus curbing your hunger. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods while pregnant?

Of course....: People have been getting pregnant ant successfully delivering healthy babies long before foods specifically marketed as "organic" we're popular. You need a balanced diet with caloric intake adequate to nourish you and your child. Follow the advice of your OB regarding diet, calories and multivitamin/supplements. Preparing your meals at home, with the occasional meals out is just fine. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Yes: Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/. ...Read more

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Is it true to not drink caffeine drinks or eat fish while pregnant? I thought fish would be healthy for the babys brain development.

Is it true to not drink caffeine drinks or eat fish while pregnant? I thought fish would be healthy for the babys brain development.

Mercury: The issue with fish is related to mercury poisoning. For most fish, it is fine, but avoid shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. The fda recommends no more than 2 meals (12oz) per week of fish low in mercury. Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go all day without food and water while pregnant?

Is it safe to go all day without food and water while pregnant?

No: you are not only starving yourself but you are also starving the baby ...Read more

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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more